I’ve decided I need to dance more in my life. Being a techy-programmer-web_developing-CEO-type, there is so little time anyway. With the remainder, I usually indulge in sci-fi, walking the dog, eating… and occasionally sleeping too. Yet, being almost an artificial intelligence by any reckoning, I can tell you that Androids are too busy to dream.
Well, this has to stop! No more sleeping! Only raving. It’s essential.
A trip to Miami is essential too. After all, you can’t be #superhuman all the time!
I have a Thinkpad T420 – now 2 years, 6 months old. Started to notice the fan seemed a bit noisier than normal and the CPU was reporting a temperature of around 60deg C, even when the machine wasn’t doing very much.
As suspected, 30 months of usage without a clean is a little bit too long. Cleaning a laptop fan can be fairly straightforward – this took just two screw removals. Of course, always seek advice and YouTube videos if you need help to do yours! 😉
After the procedure, my laptop runs about 10-15deg C cooler and is much quieter.
I have recently spent a considerable amount of time updating my blogs. This is my personal, “daily diary” style blog and I contribute to another blog for work (One Cool).
Why, you may ask, did I decide to use two different systems? Well, not knowing the strengths or weaknesses of one in comparison to the other means I cannot exploit them. One strength of Blogger, for example, is how quick the non-WYSISYG editor is. The speed of it means it’s a joy to type into as opposed to WordPress‘s more advanced, touchy-feely editor.
But it’s all relative – there’s still the need to complete commercial work and get dinner on the table. And apart from that, there’s an outstanding Fedora 9 blog article or two that I still need to sort out.. 😉